Coldplay Performs Linkin Park Tribute at North American Tour Kickoff

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Chris Martin of Coldplay performs  during the Coldplay "A Head Full of Dreams" Tour.  

On the first date of their 2017 North American tour, Coldplay paid tribute to Linkin Park, which lost its frontman Chester Bennington last month.

Near the end of the performance at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. on Tuesday night (Aug. 1), Coldplay leader Chris Martin performed a solo cover of Linkin Park smash "Crawling" on piano.

He dedicated the performance to "anyone who's missing someone," and restarted the song after flubbing the opening, noting that he wanted to get it right since it would likely end up on YouTube.

Bennington passed away at the age of 41 on July 20. Linkin Park and Blink-182 were scheduled to perform in the New York area days prior to the Coldplay show, but the co-headlining tour was cancelled following Bennington's death.

Coldplay's debut album, Parachutes, was released five months before Linkin Park's first full-length Hybrid Theory in 2000. Both groups have since sold millions of albums each in the United States.

See fan-shot footage of "Crawling" below.

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